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legislation reducing the deficit by $1.2 trillion is required by the budget control act. as a result of that the dod funding for fy2013 was reduced by sequestration and the amount of $41 billion unless congress acts, the fy2014 dod budget will be cut by an additional $52 billion below the funding level which is in the president's budget for fy2014 and also the budget passed by the house and senate of representatives. weekend fix the budget that reduces the deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years and that would take a grand bargain including spending cuts and additional revenues. would turn off the automatic spending cuts and sequestration for those 10 years. i remain hopeful we can develop such a bipartisan plan but absent a so-called grand bargain, surely we could devise a balanced deficit reduction package for one year that avoid sequestration in fy2014. we simply cannot continue to ignore the effects of sequestration. sequestration will have a major impact on military personnel. the pay of military personnel has been exempt it will ask them -- for troops including schools, military
limiting further deficits. we have directed after our last board meeting last week that management look at every other option available once we made the vote to not go to the five day delivery on august 5th. we ask that they look at everything else available to us which would be to reopen the labor negotiations, to look at the filing of the rate case and then accelerate if possible thee procsi plants asickly as we can expeditiously deutsch. >> i recognize the ranking member. >> let's not kid ourselves, mr. dodaro. if the congress says will you to do something a certain way and the postmaster came back and said no i'm doing it my way the postmaster would catch hell i'm telling you everybody appear knows that and everybody knows that. so he was caught in a hell of a bond. and i want to go back to something that mr. bilbray said in his testimony so we can be very clear so i quote from his trends could and he said what me tell you this is a tough job we have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy in the administration the regulatory commission and congress and they are all our bosses and they tr
forward a comprehensive balanced approach to deficit reduction to eliminate the sequester, but this is congress' responsibility. it needs to take action. >> there is a couple of bipartisan group of senators making proposals. senators says the administration has the right to prioritize spending, and the senator suggesting the furloughs are postponed to give congress another chance to revisit sequesteration, other senators, republican and democrat, asking the transportation secretary and head of the faa if they might be able toe move money around. what's your response? >> well, a couple things. one, i think the fact that various lawmakers suggest remedies confirms what i said, which is only taking action to the result of the sequester that republicans insisted take place, but let's be clear about the faa cannot take because of the way the budgets are structured and the way the law imposing the sequester is written. they are required by law to cut about 1 billion dollars between now and end of the september. that's 637 million from the faa. the faa initiated a series of cost
-inflicted wounds without adding one penny to the deficit. we've provided money, the money is there, we haven't spent it, we don't need to. we can use the savings from wrapping up two wars to avoid the full brunt of the sequester's arbitrary cuts. the congressional budget office said that would score; that money is available, it is money we could use. funding for the operation in ir a afgan has in alled overseas contin yeype account. since the worst of the seq cuts are creating an emergency situation, we should consider using thighs funds to offset their impact. these really are emergencies and we should do it. i am not proposing we use them to offset the entire sequester but congress has the power to avert the most painful sequester cuts using these mexico. 28 republicans in the senate and 174 republicans in the house would impose these sequester haphazard cuts. if those same republicans work with democrats, we could act to protect families and businesses and ensure our national defense and save millions of americans hours waiting at the airport. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presi
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